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BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

by David Hare based on the book by Katherine Boo

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GenreDrama
Previews from10 Nov 2014
Opens18 Nov 2014
Booking to05 May 2015
Closes05 May 2015
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PerformersMeera Syal, Stephanie Street, Shane Zaza, Gavi Singh Chera, Hiran Abeysekera, Esh Alladi, Nathalie Armin, Pal Aron, Tia-Lana Chinapyel, Vincent Ebrahim, Sartaj Garewal, Mariam Haque, Thusitha Jayasundera, Muzz Khan, Ranjit Krishnamma, Manjeet Mann, Nikita Mehta, Anjli Mohindra, Tia Palamathanan, Bharti Patel, Ronak Patani, Chook Sibtain, Anneika Rose, Anjana Vasan, Assad Zaman.
DirectorRufus Norris
DesignKatrina Lindsay
LightingPaule Constable
Choreography
Costume
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisIndia is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.
B/O Price£15 to £50
Length2hrs 50mins
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EVERYMAN

a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy

     

GenreDrama
Previews from22 Apr 2015
Opens29 Apr 2015
Booking to30 Aug 2015
Closes30 Aug 2015
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PerformersChiwetel Ejiofor (Everyman), Stephen Aintree, Philip Martin Brown, Paul Bullion, Adam Burton, Michelle Butterly, Sharon D Clarke, Dermot Crowley, Kate Duchene, Amy Griffiths, Nick Holder, Nicholas Karimi, Joshua Lacey, Penny Layden, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Coral Messam, Jeshaiah Murray, Amanda Minihan, Itxaso Moreno, Tumo Reetsang, Kiruna Stamell, Clemmie Sveaas and Joshua Tikare
DirectorRufus Norris
DesignIan MacNeil
LightingPaul Anderson
ChoreographyJavier De Frutos
CostumeNicky Gillibrand
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisEveryman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out. Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
B/O Price£15 to £35
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BEAUX' STRATAGEM, THE

by George Farquhar

     

GenreComedy
Previews from19 May 2015
Opens26 May 2015
Booking to20 Sep 2015
Closes20 Sep 2015
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PerformersEsh Alladi, Samuel Barnett (as Aimwell), Jamie Beamish, Pippa Bennett-Warner (as Dorinda), Jane Booker, Cornelius Clarke, Susannah Fielding (as Mrs Sullen), Molly Gromadzki, John Hastings, Richard Henders, Lloyd Hutchinson, Chris Kelham, Nicholas Khan, Barbara Kirby, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Pearce Quigley, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Mark Rose, Chook Sibtain, Geoffrey Streatfeild (as Archer) and Timothy Watson.
DirectorSimon Godwin
DesignLizzie Clachan
LightingJon Clark
ChoreographyJonathan Goddard
Costume
SoundChristopher Shutt
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisThe 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.
B/O Price£15 to £35
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OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD

by Timberlake Wertenbaker

     

GenreDrama
Previews from19 Aug 2015
Opens26 Aug 2015
Booking to17 Oct 2015
Closes17 Oct 2015
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Performerstba
DirectorNadia Fall
DesignPeter McKintosh
LightingNeil Austin
ChoreographyArthur Pita
Costume
SoundCarolyn Downing
Producer National Theatre
SynopsisObserved by a lone, mystified Aboriginal Australian, the first convict ship arrives in Botany Bay in 1788, crammed with England’s outcasts. Colony discipline in this vast and alien land is brutal. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment? The ambitious Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark steps forward with a play. But as the mostly illiterate cast rehearses, and a sense of common purpose begins to take hold, the young officer’s own transformation is as marked and poignant as that of his prisoners.
B/O Price£15 - £35
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AS YOU LIKE IT

by William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews fromExp Nov 2015
OpensExp Nov 2015
Booking to
Closes
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Performerstba
DirectorPolly Findlay
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Producer National Theatre
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WONDER.LAND

Music by Damon Albarn and Book and Lyrics by Moira Buffini, inspired by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'

     

GenreMusical
Previews from27 Nov 2015
Opens27 Nov 2015
Booking to
Closes
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Performerstba
DirectorRufus Norris
DesignRae Smith
LightingPaule Constable
ChoreographyJavier De Frutos
CostumeKatrina Lindsay
SoundPaul Arditti
Producer National Theatre and Manchester International Festival
SynopsisWelcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be. Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, wonder.land lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself. Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets - the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen - seem strangely familiar. As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and wonder.land begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways.
B/O Price£15 to £55
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Olivier at National Theatre
South bank, London, SE1 9PX
(south side of Waterloo Bridge)
Tube: Waterloo
Tel: 020 7452 3000

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